Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions? We have answers.

We want to bring you the best dental care experience, and part of that is preparing you for the most basic questions that you can think of.

This is a case to case basis. Others may need more frequent visits. People with very little risk of cavities or gum disease can do fine seeing their dentist just once a year. People with a high risk of dental disease might need to visit every three or four months, or even more.

It is best you have regular check-up (6 months) as some problems may be developing in your teeth or gums without you being aware of it. Signs that you might have gum disease include:

  • consistently bad taste or breath
  • separating or loose permanent teeth
  • gums that easily bleed
  • gums that are swollen, red, or tender
  • gums that have pulled away from your teeth

It depends on your insurance agreement.Your dental coverage should state what can be covered. Our friendly staff will be more than glad to walk you through with this when you visit our clinics.

  1. Change your toothbrush regularly
    When was the last time you got a new toothbrush? Are you using the right toothbrush? It does not need to be the most expensive and fanciest toothbrush on the market. The bristles should not be too hard, as this can lead you to brush too hard, which can cause receding gums and enamel loss. Pick something that is firm but still soft.

  2. Proper Mouthwash
    There are antibacterial mouthwashes on the market that can help do a better job at cleaning your teeth than more traditional option. This will reach the bacteria from deep within the crevices of your mouth, which will stop the bacteria from spreading. And it can help keep your breath fresh while also reducing the risks of gingivitis and cavities.

  3. Don’t Skip the Floss
    It’s so easy to think that flossing is a step that you can easily skip every day. But it is just as important as brushing your teeth. It is necessary for getting the hidden food and germs out from between your teeth where your toothbrush cannot adequately reach. Floss at least once a day.

  4. Drink Water
    Water is an essential thing for all aspects of your dental health. Most of the time fluoride is added to tap water to help with fighting tooth decay. Fluoride is essential to your oral health and tap water can be the easiest way for you to get it.

  5. Healthy Eating
    In case you needed another reason for you to eat a healthier diet, eating a nutritious diet can be very helpful to your teeth. With a balanced diet, your bone and oral health will be positively impacted by this. And it means that you are avoiding things like sugary snacks and soda. This is beneficial because sugar can eat through your enamel and lead to cavities.

Dental x-rays are a common diagnostic procedure that is considered extremely safe. Digital dental x-rays have very low doses of radiation, producing just a fraction of what you are exposed to in other imaging procedures. If you’re worried about whether you need dental x-rays, or wondering if you should forego this procedure due to other medical conditions, it’s helpful to dive a little deeper into what dental x-rays involve, why they’re performed, and how they’re best handled.

Sweets, Yes, – if you do not clean your mouth thoroughly after eating sweets or sticky food

Ice – no evidence to our knowledge that it will damage teeth.

The best way to whiten teeth is at a “lower temp” (or lower concentration of whitening gel) over a longer period of time. This results in a deeper penetration of the tooth and a more permanent color change. This is because the higher concentration in-office whitening gels tend to dehydrate the tooth, causing a rebound effect (tendency to return to the original color) after about a week. Dehydration is much less likely to happen when you whiten with custom-made trays since the whitening gel isn’t so concentrated.

Since there are several ways to whiten teeth. As whitening is temporary and expensive, it is best to discuss your options with your dentist.

Our patient-centric approach gives you the freedom to choose if you prefer to see one particular dentist for your check up.

Pain management can differ depending on the level of pain

  • Removal of carries
  • Tooth fillings
  • Root canal Treatment
  • Extraction of teeth
  • Pain killers and Antibiotics